Joseph has written 26 reviews for films during 2022.

  • Elvis

    Elvis

    ★★★

    I’m not much of an Elvis fan musically but I do like a good music biopic, I feel like this could have been about 15-20 minutes shorter than it was (at least). But overall good performances.

  • Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe

    Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe

    ★★★★

    I was curious to see if Beavis and Butthead could work in 2022 and it absolutely does. The film definitely feels like a proper sequel to the 1990’s show and movie “Beavis and Butthead Do America” with some modern jokes that don’t feel too shoehorned in. 

    I laughed pretty hard throughout the whole thing. I just wish it wasn’t a movie that was sent straight to a streaming service that next to nobody has. Give movies a chance and if you don’t do theaterical releases at least do physical releases.

  • The Black Phone

    The Black Phone

    ★★★★

    I have to admit, this movie surpassed every expectation I had for it. There were moments that scared me, there were moments that I was on the edge of my seat, and moments where I would wonder “what the f*ck” and laugh out loud. 

    Definitely worth the watch if you’re curious.

  • Lightyear

    Lightyear

    ★★★

    I felt the idea to make this a movie that Andy from Toy Story would see and make him want a Buzz Lightyear toy was a really interesting and creative decision. The animation was top notch and it does get you in the emotions in some spots. Despite the controversy this film seems to have from different idiots on the internet, I think it’s a great family movie for the summer. 

    Also, Sox might just be my official favorite Pixar character ever.

  • The Bob's Burgers Movie

    The Bob's Burgers Movie

    ★★★

    Funnier than expected.

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★

    I was honestly expecting to be bombarded with cameos from Marvel movies past but thankfully that is not what I got. Instead I received an entertaining trip through a multiverse that leaves our characters in interesting places to develop. I’d also say that this is a marvel movie that the young ones should skip—at many points in the back half it does feel a bit like a horror movie.

    Also, it provides a post credit scene that will either enrage you or fill you with laughter.

  • The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    ★★★★½

    Truly the most I’ve laughed in a theater in a long time. Much more enjoyable than I thought it was going to be.

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

    Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

    ★★★

    While a massive step up for the franchise, I still feel like the plot is being drawn out to fill a 5 movie quota. This movie vastly improves on crimes of Grindelwald and I love the addition of Mass Mikkelson as Grindelwald as he gives a certain gravitas to the role that Johnny Depp was lacking. I’ve always felt Depp wasn’t right for the role of Grindelwald, and I am glad to see that rectified.

  • Moonfall

    Moonfall

    ★★

    This movie is unintentionally hilarious. Unfortunately, by the end of the film the sci-fi of it all goes off the rails.

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2

    Sonic the Hedgehog 2

    ★★★★★

    The Sonic the hedgehog movies seem to follow a similar pattern to the games: the first one was good but the second one blew it out of the water, just like how the game Sonic the hedgehog 2 did in the early 90’s.

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★★

    Easily the MCU’s current best film. Those that bailed on the MCU post-Endgame missed out on a real gem here.

  • Death on the Nile

    Death on the Nile

    ★★★

    This was fine. It was an improvement over Murder on the Orient Express. Even if my friend and I correctly figured out the mystery halfway through the film.